Holm, Jeff
Professional in Residence - Automotive
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Last Updated: 3/12/19 -


  • United States Air Force University Extension – Aeronautical Engineering. 15 years USAF/US Government. Weapons systems development, aircraft repair engineer, airframe/structure research & longevity testing.
  • Teleflex Aerospace/ Sermetel Turbine Services – Aircraft Engineer/Turbine Engineer. Instrumental in development of high temperature coatings for air worthy gas turbine engines. Developed several patents. Worked with USAF to solve critical problem in area of flight safety of A-10 airplane.
  • High Performance Coatings, Inc. (HPC) –Owned his own company for 26 years. Created niche market for protective, corrosion resistant, lubritic and thermal barrier coatings for racing and automotive aftermarket. Used by commercial trucks, Ford, Harley Davidson, Chrysler, GM, land speed and aeronautic record holders, NASA and defense contracts.
  • Racing-35 years' hands-on experience in the racing world.



  • Car Craft Magazine Hi Riser Award.
  • Cragar 4 Second Club Member.
  • Campaigned Top Fuel Dragster 1983-1991, NHRA.
  • Designed & built Top Fuel Dragster, winner Best Engineered Award, 1988.
  • Crew member, Eddie and Ercie Hill Top Fuel 1992-1999 NHRA, 29 World Records (speed & elapsed time), 1993 World Champions.
  • Crew member, Pennzoil Panther Racing Team, engineer & sponsor since 1998. 2001, 2002 World Champions.


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Finalist, Utah Entrepreneur of the Year, 2001.
  • Merrill Lynch Outstanding Business Achievements, 2002.
  • University of Utah Stoves Reeves Award for Chemistry, 2006.
  • Car Craft Magazine High Riser of the Year Award, 1985.
  • Best Engineered Car, National Hot Rod Association, 1988.
  • USAF Honorable Discharge.
  • Indy Racing League World Champions, 2000-2001.
  • NHRA Top Fuel World Champions, 1993.
  • NHRA Cragar 4 Second Club, 1988.
  • Boy Scouts of America Merit Award, 38 years, 2008.
  • 2 US Patents.
  • 5,000 Volunteer Hours Award, Hill AFB Museum.